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Old Friends: Kaimuki Dry Goods, Kuni Island Fabrics forge ahead as industry struggles

Old Friends: Kaimuki Dry Goods, Kuni Island Fabrics forge ahead as industry struggles

Things We Love

5 Things We Love: Sweet and spicy pineapple, Timex watches, and more

A shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat, written by staffers from the Star-Advertiser. Read more

She Speaks

She Speaks: Summer break excursions offer quality time together

As summer quickly winds down, I find myself reflecting on what makes summer break memorable for my family, especially for my daughters. Read more

In the Lineup

In the Lineup: Ownership aside, Tonggs sea wall belongs to surfers

Nowadays, I also get glares from vacation renters in the waterfront houses. ­Every time I walk the wall I miss the warm, neighborly local families who lived here before. Read more

Five-0 Redux

Five-0 Redux: ‘Hawaii Five-0’ season 9 DVD collection well worth the wait

Each September, the DVD compilation of the previous season of “Hawaii Five-0” arrives a few weeks before the premiere of the new season. Read more

On the Scene

On the Scene: Maori filmmaker and producer documents Hawaiian connections

Julian Arahanga arrived in Hawaii on Aug. 31 for a 17-day Wananga/Wanana Residency at Bishop Museum where he and a second cultural practitioner are exploring museum holdings that document the historical relationship between Maori and Native Hawaiians. Read more

Garden Party

Hawaii Kai duo grow an oasis that benefits the body and soul

The garden keeps them busy but provides plenty of benefits for this engaging couple. Read more

Hawaii Gardens

Hawaii Gardens: Turn beach debris into useful gardening tools

Not all the debris that’s collected needs to head straight to the dump. Some of the items can be recycled into useful tools for our backyard gardens. Read more


K-Drama: Board debates Yo Han’s fate on ‘Doctor’

This week’s synopses of Korean dramas televised on KBFD TV. Read more

Rearview Mirror: King’s Alley was built to invoke Kalakaua era

I recently heard from my friend Gene Gelfo, who was one of the original tenants at King’s Alley in Waikiki. His Royal Peddler shop was a delight to visitors and locals alike for 47 years. Read more


Benefit seeks to help Kauai lifeguards save more lives

Ticket sales for the Ocean Safety Bureau and the Kauai Lifeguard Association’s fifth annual fundraiser on July 27, have been slower than usual. Read more

Show Biz

Show Biz: Impressive ‘Eden’ delivers rich vocals, enthralling acting

“Children of Eden” is a sumptuous and soaring concoction with a jolt of vocal and choreographic fireworks. Read more

Wood Craft

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood says ‘aloha’

Longtime entertainment writer Ben Wood, approaching his 86th birthday, recalls his colorful newspaper career as he steps back from his regular column. Read more

Book Reviews

‘Hawai‘i Movie and Television Book’ chronicles local contributions

A new 2018 edition of the book adds 13 classic films, along with feature films, TV shows and documentaries released since the original version was published in 2015. Read more

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